The Open Championship Records

  • Oldest winner: Old Tom Morris (46 years, 99 days), 1867.

  • Youngest winner: Young Tom Morris (17 years, 156 days), 1868.[20]

  • Most victories: 6, Harry Vardon (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914).

  • Most consecutive victories: 4, Young Tom Morris (1868, 1869, 1870, 1872 – there was no championship in 1871).

  • Lowest 36-hole score: 130, Nick Faldo (66-64), 1992; Brandt Snedeker (66-64), 2012.

  • Lowest 72-hole score: 267, Greg Norman (66-68-69-64), 1993.

  • Lowest 72-hole score in relation to par: –19, Tiger Woods (67-66-67-69, 269), 2000 (a record for all major championships).

  • Greatest victory margin: 13 strokes, Old Tom Morris, 1862. This remained a record for all majors until 2000, when Woods won the U.S. Open by 15 strokes at Pebble Beach. Old Tom's 13-stroke margin was achieved over just 36 holes.

  • Lowest 18-hole score: 62, Branden Grace, 3rd round, 2017;

  • Lowest 18-hole score in relation to par: –9, Paul Broadhurst, 3rd, 1990; Rory McIlroy, 1st, 2010.

 

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